The construction of the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Link is slated to begin in February 2012 starting with the 2.3-kilometer first segment of the road project, the Department of Public Works and Highways said. Construction of the second segment is expected to start in September 2012.
To be laid in an easterly direction, the first segment will start at the Daang Hari-Daang Reyna Junction I in Bacoor, Cavite, pass through the National Bilibid Prison Reservation and end at Km 2+300. The second segment, meanwhile, will have a total length of 1.7 kilometers and start at the end point of the first segment and end at approximately Km 4+000 to connect with the Susana Heights interchange of the SLEX.
According to the DPWH, the proposed four-kilometer, four-lane road is a strategic component of the Metro Manila Urban Expressway Network Master Plan and is intended to provide a high-standard highway within a 200-kilometer radius of the metropolis.
"The road will provide an alternative route to and from Metro Manila to Cavite and vice versa. It is expected to decongest traffic in some parts of Cavite province, and in the cities of Las Piñas and Muntinlupa," said DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson.
Once completed, the starting toll rate--inclusive of VAT--for this project at the opening year is P17 for class 1 vehicles, P34 for class 2 vehicles and P51 for class 3 vehicles.
According to reports, Ayala Corporation won the bid to build and operate the Daang Hari-SLEX road with an offer of P902 million.
The Daang Hari-SLEX road is the first public-private partnership priority project successfully auctioned by the government.